Mulch mowing returns 25% of nitrogen to the lawn and does not build up thatch.
Composting is a natural way to turn yard waste into rich organic material that can be but back into the garden and kept out of the landfill. Over 20% of the trash going to landfill in the United States is made up of yard trimmings and food waste. These materials fill scarce and valuable landfill space, and create special problems as they decompose.
Yet most of these materials can easily be composted for valuable soil amendment. When added to garden soils, compost:
» Protects soil from erosion and
» Provides nutrients for plant growth
» Makes soil easier to till
» Increases water holding capacity of
sandy soils and improves drainage
in tight clay soils